Where did Nazi Germany get their oil from?
it is too my understanding that Germany cannot produce its own oil, so where did they get their oil from?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Standard Oil -IG Farben- Texaco up to 1945 this link explains Standard oil in 1941 they also owned IG Farben
Standard Oil tried to supply Nazi Germany via neutral countries. Standard Oil of New
Jersey sent a young lawyer from their legal department to Venezuela, full of petroleum.
And in 1940, Socony-Vacuum sent William Mosetti to Argentina. The country was
friendly to the Axis but entered only in March 45 into the war against Germany.
Teagle was sufficiently embarrassed by the hearing to resign from the American I.G. board, but he retained his connections with the company. He remained in partnership with Farben in the matter of tetraethyl lead, an additive used in aviation gasoline. Goring's air force couldn't fly without it. Only Standard, Du Pont, and General Motors had the rights to it. Teagle helped to organize a sale of the precious substance to Schmitz, who in 1938 traveled to London and "borrowed" 500 tons from Ethyl, the British Standard subsidiary. Next year, Schmitz and his partners returned to London and obtained $15 million worth. The result was that Hitler's air force was rendered capable of bombing London, the city that had provided the supplies. Also, by supplying Japan with tetraethyl, Teagle helped make it possible for the Japanese to wage World War II.
On September 22,1947, Judge Charles Clark delivered the final word on the subject. He said, ''Standard Oil can be considered an enemy national in view of its relationships with I.G. Farben-after the United States and Germany had become active enemies." The appeal was denied.
On the day Paris was liberated, August 25, 1944, Behn drove in a jeep down the Champs-Elysees in a new role: He was "special communications expert for the Army of Occupation." His right-hand man, Kenneth Stockton, who had remained joint chairman with Westrick of the Nazi company throughout the war, was with him in the uniform of a three-star brigadier general. Behn made sure in Paris that his collaborating staff were not punished by Charles de Gaulle and the Free French. He was helped at high army levels to protect his friends.
When Germany fell, Stockton, with Behn, commandeered urgently needed trucks to travel into the Russian zone, remove machinery from ITT-owned works and aircraft plants-and move them into the American zone.
In 1940 Standard Oil-IG Farben Built the worlds Biggest petrochemical Plant in Buna hear Auschwitz to Manufacture Synthetic Fuel Oil and Rubber and with the help of Dupont manyfactured Zyclon B and used 83,000 slaves to Run the owners paid them 20 phennings an Hour collected by the SS
at the End of WW2 the Standard Oil - IG Farben - Texaco - Vaciuum oil HQ in Frankfurt was intact and became SHAFE HQ were Eisenhower setup shopSource(s): http://libcom.org/library/allied-multinationals-su... http://www.mit.edu/~thistle/v13/3/oil.html http://www.labournet.de/branchen/auto/dc/ar/standa...
- Tim DLv 78 years ago
From about the start of 1940 to June 1941, the reich got much of its oil from Russia. After barbarossa commenced, the Germans were essentially limited to the Romanian output at Ploesti, and fuel produced synthetically.
- Anonymous8 years ago
- Guru HankLv 78 years ago
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- BilboLv 78 years ago
Romanian oil fields, also via Sweden, Baku, Aruba (via Spain)
Alo synthesisation from coal (it was critical to their war effort and they ran out of it by the Battle of the Bulge)
- MaxiLv 78 years ago
The Americans and American companies
"After the Rockefellers, the next largest stockholder in Standard Oil was I.G. Farben, the giant German chemical company. This investment was part of a pattern of reciprocal investments between the U.S. and Germany during the Nazi years. During the Great Depression, Germany was viewed as a hot area in which to invest."
- Anonymous8 years ago
no tomes a mal mi respuesta pero mejor buscalo en google o wikipedia, es mas seguro...total si yo te respondo me votan todos en contra..saludosSource(s): plm
- 8 years ago
they developed and used Fischer-Tropsch process that ultimately made diesel fuel from coal. it is basically a chemical process made possible with the help of a catalyst.